The Future is Now: How Young Americans are Already Changing Our Democracy

The Future is Now: How Young Americans are Already Changing Our Democracy

Session Type(s): Panel

Starts: Saturday, Aug. 4 10:00 AM (Eastern)

Ends: Saturday, Aug. 4 11:15 AM (Eastern)

Room: 208/209

Sat 9am: The Future is Now: How Young Americans are Already Changing Our Democracy

The Future is Now: How Young Americans are Already Changing Our Democracy

Posted by Netroots Nation on Saturday, August 4, 2018

Millennial voters are no longer on the cusp of changing American politics—they’re already changing it. From the March for Our Lives movement to an entirely different set of expectations for elected officials, young American voters are making their presence known in ways that will only grow as they become the country’s largest voting bloc. Hear from young progressive leaders in civic engagement nonprofits, activism, and elected public service on this issue of increasing importance.

Moderator

Panelists

Sam Sinyangwe

Sam Sinyangwe

Samuel Sinyangwe is a data scientist and policy analyst who built Mapping Police Violence and the Police Scorecard, and co-founded Campaign Zero, to advance data-driven solutions to end police violence in America. Previously, Sam worked at PolicyLink, where he worked to connect 61 federally-funded communities to research-based strategies to build cradle-to-career systems of support for low-income families. He has also helped city leaders, youth activists and community organizations develop citywide agendas to achieve quality education, health, and justice for young black men. Sam grew up in Orlando, FL, and has been involved in community organizing and advocacy since he was in high school. He graduated from Stanford University in 2012, where he studied how race and racism impact the U.S. political system.